Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Modern Scene-ene-ene-ene

It's that time of year again!  The time that a good chunk of miniaturists are hunkered down working on one contest or the other... or if you are like Brae and myself, then you are working on both!  *insert maniacal laughter*  We will see if we need straight jackets in October.

I'm going to be hard pressed to share stuff for the Creatin Contest... I will have to check with my consult team, but I think... anything I could show you would give stuff away.  As for my Fling entry, you should be able to get a bunch of shots of that.  :)  I am excited to show you both at the end of the year.  Yea!

For now though, you get a modern scene.  I whipped something together this afternoon, remembering that the deadline for the minismodernas contest was fast approaching!  June 1st, I think.

A few months ago, I went to Michaels and found one of their MVP ball display cases in the "as-is" bin for a cool $7.00.  I bought it, knowing that it would be used for mini stuff, but not sure what. Today, it got used!  I turned it into a cool modern living room that I now need to just be in.  It's cool.  It's funky.  It's artsy. It's me.  In a box with a mirror.  Eeeeeee!

 I think this room might have to stay this way!    I raided my collection, using both gifts, purchases and things that I have made myself.
 I love that part of this box is a mirror.  Not sure that that is something I would want in real life, but it sure does look cool in mini!
 The artwork is stuff from my collection and a print of a impressionists work from the 50's.
 Hehe!  Mirrored image!
 This way cool fantabulous fishtank is from Brae.  It was my birthday present.  :)  I made the stand underneath it out of 1/4 inch square dowels.
 The side board is one of the dollar tree ones, repainted.  I made the basket and books, borrowed the plant from the front stoop of the Tennyson.... Buddha, tray and wheel, candle and lantern are from my collection.  Picture is me and James on our wedding day.
 Couch, chair, pillows and table are my creations.  All but the table are handmade, from scratch, and the table was a repaint.  Chevron!!!!!
 This was a doodle that I cut up and the inverse colored two sections.
 The boys wanted the lizard to go on the tower. :)
 Do you love this light?!  Earlier today it was brass with horrid flower shades.  Now it is painted silver (Matte Hammered Aluminum by Krylon) and has modern orange shades.  LOOOOOOOOVE.
 Another fabulous view of the whole room.  Love the cork floors and natural window trim.
 The chair that I made today!  Wants it. :)  And a better shot of the impressionist art.
 Water color owl (this is the print.)
  Another shot of the table and the lovely centerpiece by Jane of Minifanaticus.
 I got this lamp from Brae, and it was originally black and gold.  Good bones, horrid coloring.  The wonders that some spray paint and paper can do!
 Detail shot of the basket.
 Seriously, I LOVE this room. :)
 A peaceful place to enjoy a drink and a good book-totally necessary, no matter what the scale.  :)
 *Swoon*
 Brae's fishtank makes a fabulous night light!!
Until I can show you more!  The kids are out of school next week and we have a pretty full summer, but I am hoping to get a giveaway or a swap in there somewhere.  :)  Hope you enjoyed!

26 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! I do love the lighting effect a wonderful modern scene ;)

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    1. Thanks! The mirror helps make it pretty bright in there. :)

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  2. It's breathtaking! Actually, it looks like a real life room! You did a magnificent job! It looks so relaxing! I love that red chair. It creates a beautiful contrast with everything else. I also love what you did to that Dollar Tree sideboard. I did not recognize it when I first saw it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucille! I had some other chairs planned for in there (a matching alphabet set that I will show you all later) but I do rather like the red one, too.

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  3. OMG!!!! It is taking me a while to get the words. Awesome doesn't say it! I want summa those aquariums...I need a yellow sofa just like that! You have a tutorial somewhere?

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    1. I don't, myself, but there are a few really good ones out there. Try these: http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com/search/label/Make%20and%20upholster%20a%201%20inch%20scale%20chair

      http://mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.com/2011/05/take-seat-part-1.html and part 2: http://mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.com/2011/06/take-seat-part-2.html

      These are the ones I follow, with necessary modifications, where needed. :) Hope that helps!

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  4. You did an awesome job! Seriously, I love this room too :D

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  5. You've done a fantastic job with this room. Love everything in it. The mirror interior is a cool way of deceiving the eye and making the room look huge.
    *high five*

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    1. Thanks, Pepper! I just saw your room and am in mini love. :)

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  6. creo que has hecho un gran trabajo con esa escena ,me encanta

    besitos

    Mari

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  7. Un trabajo increíble,te ha quedado un salón,moderno,fresco y acogedor,las peceras me encantan y el reflejo en el espejo queda muy bien!!!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Pilar, eres muy amable! Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. :)

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  8. It's all around awesome! What a great job you did with the lighting and art. I think my favorite are the fish tank and the lizard climbing the Eiffel Tower!

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    1. I'm a bg fan of both, too. :) Thanks!

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  9. that fishtank is teh awesome!

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  10. Hooray! It looks simply breathtaking, Pea! So glad you like the aquarium. :D I need a set of those chevron pillows! Love the lizard climbing the tower...makes perfect sense to me.

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    1. Of course I love the aquarium, Pea! And you shall have a set of chevron pillows! Or, at least the fabric. :)

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  11. Modern and elegant room. I like the aquarium.
    Bye, Faby

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  12. It's wonderful!!! I love seeing all of the little doodads you have all over in there. They make it so personal. Great job!!

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  13. Love it. Great space, great pieces, great lighting.

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  14. Beautiful details! I think its all the little accessories that really make this room. It has its own personality :)

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  15. Good on you Lyssa! Another worthwhile entry xx

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  16. Hello from Spain: I just discovered your blog and I really like your scenes. I too I have a blog where I make dioramas featuring Barbies. I also collect dollhouses and miniatures pieces. I adore your living room. The pieces are seem real. I like the tower in Paris, the aquarium ... everything is fabulous. I became a follower of your blog. I invite you to visit my blog: all4barbie.blogspot.com
      If you want to keep in touch

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